Why is CMS Rejecting MA Applications?

To Our Valued Brokers,

We have been informed that CMS is rejecting a high number of Medicare Advantage applications this year due to the HICN# or the new MBI# NOT being included on the application.

To list only the social security number on any Medicare Advantage application is guaranteeing a rejected application from CMS.

If you are switching an existing Medicare client, the application will need to have either the HICN# or the new MBI#.

If your client is new to Medicare, the application will have to have the new MBI# listed.

Please take the time to check the various carrier enrollment portals to make sure the applications you are submitting are being accepted and processed by the carriers.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your Cornerstone Senior Marketing representative.